CBCNews | Indigenous: From coast to coast and north to south, Indigenous women are on the rise

International Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the globe.

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Riley Yesno

[…] Riley Yesno is Anishinaabekwe from Eabametoong First Nation and a high school student who is extremely active in Thunder Bay.

Yesno was recently presented the Outstanding Youth Award by the city of Thunder Bay. The high school student also sits on the city’s board of education and was recently appointed to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, where she is engaged in conversations about equity for First Nations in Canada with a focus on reconciliation.[…]

All these different ladies from all around Canada represent.

Read all about it >>> CBC News | Indigenous

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News Bulletin: Mar 2,2017

Ontario Works
Open House Fri. 2 PM in lobby, Food and refreshments will be provided.
For all that ask for mechanic need to pay $160 CVS acct. 6330406
IMPORTANT NOTICE, there is a list of people around town regarding the Fire Arms certificate course, call OW to confirm your spot.

JCY Announcement: Events This Week:
Winter Carnival: Friday March 3rd: 1020AM – 3PM (regular lunch break at 12-1).
Winter Classic Staff vs Students Hockey Game: Friday March 3rd: 3PM-4PM
March Break starts on Monday, Mar 6
Students return Tues, Mar. 21st, 2weeks off for students
JCY Library Elders afternoon is on every Wednesday.
Mr. Green opens library on Saturdays 1 PM – 3 PM. I need to check in w/ him to be sure its still going on.
Family photos, those who did family photos need to pay for them before photos get sent back.

Mar 4th Flee Market happening @ the GYM 4 PM – 6 PM. call Vicky Ooshag $10 to book a table, or call her for more information. P# 242-1082

Mar 6th NAN Climate meeting, w/ the deputy grand chief Derek fox, Environment manager Lydia BigGeorge, Climate Specialist on cap and trade Bill Maloney.

Mar 9 @ 2 PM. cable and internet disconnection

Mar. 10th – 12th Ojibwe Spirit Jrs. Drum group will leave for TBAY, to attend the Lakehead University Powwow

Apr 1st The Kitchen Inn will be closing to the public of Fort Hope, but the inn will remain open, for all out-of-town workers and tourist who visit our community.

We are having a Launch party @ 6 PM at the GYM this evening. For The Eabamet Lake News Web-site.

Feb 27, 2017 News Bulletin

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Evelyn (left) Vicky, Margaret (middle) Elise (right)
  • Four Elders Take a Walk. Four Elders started a fundraiser walk Saturday afternoon, our Elders are aged between 50-70 years old, Elsie Sagutcheway and Evelyn Waboose, Vikki Ooshag, and Margaret Sagutch. By beginning a 9-10 mile walk. The time the walk took for them was over 5 hours from the Pioneer grave-site, back into town ending at the Communications Building.
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    Drivers/vehicles passing by slowed down for them, so they wouldn’t have to breath in too much dust, some even stopped with offers of encouragement or beverages.The goal was to fundraise money to help buy a headstone for the late Vivian Sagutcheway, they successfully fundraised $720.00 to help with cost.

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    Evelyn Waboose, Elsie Sagutcheway, Vicky Ooshag, Margaret Sagutch
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Mr. Green and his son Oliver.
  • Opening of the Library. JCY school teachers, opened up the school library to the public, allowing students the chance to have time to catch up on homework, or start a reading group. Parents/guardians and everyone else are also welcome to join in. one teacher says “it’s has been a slow start getting it off the ground, but I’m confident people will start to catch on and begin showing up.”So for now it’ll be open Saturdays 1 pm – 3 pm.

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  • Youth Athletes Compete. Four of our youth athletes and their coach returned yesterday from a tough competition in Thunder Bay at the indoor track field of Lake head University for the All Comer Track Meet. They took part in the qualifying tryouts for The North American Indigenous Games coming up in July 2017 in Toronto.Garrick Waswa 15 and Clifford Sagutch 13 are first timers. Clifford says “it was good, but it was hard.” Jacob Meeseetawageesic 19 and Ursula Holcroft 15 are returning athletes. Ursula commented “I feel good, I feel proud of myself because this is my second track meet and I did pretty good.” Returning athletes also competed in Brant ford, Ontario summer games and took part of the Fort Hope summer games.Coach Paul Holcroft commented “they did very well. It can be a very intimidating atmosphere down there because you’re running with highly competitive track athletes. […] So hopefully we’re going to move forward and get more training and more racing between now and July.”

    The track coach for Team Ontario got a chance to see our youth compete with 25 other youth athletes from around the region.

CBC News: Counselling, not canoe sheds needed for First Nations youth, mental health worker says

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Valerie Ooshag makes speech to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation winter chiefs assembly.

“Our people are hurting,” Ooshag told the chiefs. “We need to come together and have our youth involved, to let them tell you what they want, what they need to take care of themselves.

Source: Counselling, not canoe sheds needed for First Nations youth, mental health worker says